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Re: How to prevent a library transition

Le mercredi 28 septembre 2005 à 14:53 +0200, Frank Küster a écrit :
> Wouldn't it be possible to do the following: teTeX-3.0 is uploaded to
> unstable, including the libkpathsea4 and libkpathsea4-dev packages (it
> uses the library itself), but at the same time libkpathsea3 and
> libkpathsea-dev are still available as oldlibs, AND libkpathsea4-dev
> does *not* provide libkpathsea-dev.

Please don't do that. A library transition breaks packages in unstable
for a while, but if we have both versions, we're going to have to deal
with them for several *years*. That's what happened for libpng, and
believe me, it's a nightmare.
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